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)
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,578,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,578,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Page SUM 130,435

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,958,250

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13110 records found.