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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 585,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 585,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planetree Health Library CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 265,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 6,735,888

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13110 records found.