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)
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,375,739

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,375,739

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Love City Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,705,720

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food and Environment Reporting Network United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,375,739

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13110 records found.