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)
Clark Fork Coalition N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 2,096,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clark Fork Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 2,096,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 409,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clark Fork Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 2,096,300

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13110 records found.