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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,618,254

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,618,254

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 131,026

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Campaign One At A Time United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,618,254

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13110 records found.