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)
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc N/A HI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,377,269

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,377,269

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Page SUM 1,151,153

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Houston Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Caravan To Class United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,377,269

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13110 records found.