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)
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
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Page SUM 862,649

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Page SUM 862,649

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 241,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Civic Design United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 11,675,000

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13110 records found.