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)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 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
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fashion Has Heart N/A MI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,498,788

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 500,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,944,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,498,788

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13110 records found.