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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,118,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,118,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Page SUM 6,406,147

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Murder United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,038,425

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13110 records found.