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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 971,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 36,214,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StartOut CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,824

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Page SUM 897,623

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