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)
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Page SUM 1,236,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Page SUM 1,236,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Hope CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado League of Charter Schools CO Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,309,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Page SUM 1,236,000

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13110 records found.