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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 399,626

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 399,626

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,292,484

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,038,750

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13110 records found.