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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 11,113,856

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 11,113,856

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joyful Heart Foundation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,236,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,387,897

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13110 records found.