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)
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice Family Care N/A AL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A FL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 576,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Outreach Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 734,252

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Frontier Innovations Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,714,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Genome Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 734,252

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13110 records found.