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)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 423,209

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,405,053

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation for Nantucket MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 2,155,917

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,405,053

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13110 records found.