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)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,069,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 21,707,141

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
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
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -23,624,706

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,861,750

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13110 records found.