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)
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,513,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 607,959

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 232,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 607,959

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13110 records found.