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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,848,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,183,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,848,150

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13110 records found.