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)
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 251,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 251,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OMF International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 942,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,318,750

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13110 records found.