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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 200,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 200,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community College District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
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
City Year, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,516,809

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 106,950

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13110 records found.