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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 466,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 466,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,608,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AspiraNet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,100,200

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13110 records found.