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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 420,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 420,074

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Loyola University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. NH Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,262,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,121,550

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13110 records found.