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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Ride, Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Veterans N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,353,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Ride, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,353,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 443,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,353,750

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13110 records found.