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)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 499,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 499,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 670,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 32,935,800

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13110 records found.