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)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 639,392

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 639,392

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 74,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,163,819

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13110 records found.