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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,309,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,309,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 468,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,797,300

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13110 records found.