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)
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 995,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 995,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Babson College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,697,457

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 13,280,737

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13110 records found.