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)
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 607,791

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 607,791

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 373,485

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 1,141,100

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13110 records found.