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)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,334,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 3,335,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 5,598,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 218,150

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