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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Early Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 662,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Early Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 662,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Page SUM 493,970

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Early Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 662,200

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13110 records found.