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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 5,256,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,136,399

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 5,256,950

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13110 records found.