Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tewecado Trust, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Page SUM 812,724

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tewecado Trust, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 841,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,612,855

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