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)
John F. Kennedy Elementary 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 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 633,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 630,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,178,010

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Clark University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Education Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 125,800

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