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)
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 612,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 612,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 400,072

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gather Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 612,650

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13110 records found.