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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 140,349

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 140,349

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Shark Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Americans for Immigrant Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 618,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,390,848

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13110 records found.