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)
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,517,039

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
BMe Networks N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Lawrence University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,517,039

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Habitat for Humanity HI Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
FII - National CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,135,198

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,517,039

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13110 records found.