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)
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,571,990

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Turning Green Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,571,990

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 44,481,983

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 591,785

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13110 records found.