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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentors International N/A UT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 570,600

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentors International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 570,600

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 735,914

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentors International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 570,600

Pages

13110 records found.