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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dressember Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 203,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 203,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,613,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 203,250

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13110 records found.