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)
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 493,945

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 3,450,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Bonds Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 741,850

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13110 records found.