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)
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,029,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 324,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 197,664

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 271,803

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