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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 296,200

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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 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 296,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Christian Missionary Fellowship IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,447,472

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 755,700

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13110 records found.