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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 565,216

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 565,216

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Convergence DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,449,540

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Drew School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,380

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13110 records found.