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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,708,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,708,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Highlands Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp WY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 637,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ProBuColls Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,904,200

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13110 records found.