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)
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Midtown Partners Inc MS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,902,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Page SUM 471,550

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13110 records found.