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)
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment 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 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Page SUM 1,056,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,058,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Scripps College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,914,684

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,994,400

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13110 records found.