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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,836,919

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 617,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Monarch School Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 869,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,224,500

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13110 records found.