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 Tahoe Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,372,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,690,910

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,127,824

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Page SUM 2,192,650

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13110 records found.