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 Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 238,974

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 238,974

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Community Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Link Media, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Purple Maia Foundation HI Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 1,384,207

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 210,350

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13110 records found.