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)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Monarch School Project N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 664,283

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jordan Education Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Monarch School Project N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 664,283

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 144,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jordan Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Monarch School Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 664,283

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13110 records found.