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)
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Page SUM 416,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 11,264,345

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,093,770

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 370,700

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