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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.