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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Learn Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 639,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 449,425

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 396,472

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Learningworks United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Learn Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 639,700

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13110 records found.