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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,777,826

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 1,331,212

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 801,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 438,500

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