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)
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 438,938

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Stars Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 672,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 186,650

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13110 records found.