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)
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Page SUM 3,060,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Workshops for Warriors Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 57,190

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 158,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Workshops for Warriors Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pine Street Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 57,190

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13110 records found.