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)
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 193,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 193,885

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
thesecondopinion CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,426,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 263,335

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