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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,545,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,545,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 572,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 22,872,374

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13110 records found.