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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 411,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 411,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Rail Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 436,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Employment Opportunities United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,312,950

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13110 records found.