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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AspiraNet San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,389,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,952,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,472,930

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Millbrae Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Page SUM 321,604

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