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)
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,156,414

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,156,414

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,972,691

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,305,700

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13110 records found.