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)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Page SUM 10,279,906

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Page SUM 10,279,906

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc OR Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 996,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,376,861

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13110 records found.