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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development 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 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 200,848

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,943,449

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -24,287,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 207,626

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13110 records found.