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)
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,048,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,048,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 140,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Pine Street Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 112,690

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13110 records found.