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
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Brown University RI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California Family Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.