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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,090,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,117,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 584,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 443,500

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