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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,581,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 36,253,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
C. B. Eaton Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 6,271,183

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Page SUM 449,050

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13110 records found.