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)
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,816,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,116,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hindu American Foundation DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 9,622,193

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 2,239,719

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13110 records found.