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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 448,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,538,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 31,471,430

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hollaback United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,346,500

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13110 records found.