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)
Sierra Roots N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,483,520

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ProBuColls Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,823,216

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,979,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ProBuColls Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,823,216

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13110 records found.