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)
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peru Grace Brethren Church Inc. N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
POPS the Club N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,603,524

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peru Grace Brethren Church Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 500
POPS the Club N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,603,524

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio OH Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Life Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 948,325

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peru Grace Brethren Church Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
POPS the Club United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Homes for Our Troops Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,603,524

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13280 records found.