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)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,310,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,310,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philabundance PA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Liberty Institute TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 650,138

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,310,600

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13110 records found.