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)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 319,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sterling College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 799,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 818,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 799,500

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13110 records found.