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)
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,123,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 614,105

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 6,618,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace-Link Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 788,517

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