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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,244,123

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,244,123

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Page SUM 1,013,794

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 242,404

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13110 records found.