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)
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 415,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Darkness to Light N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 690,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 22,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 690,800

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13110 records found.