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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo 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 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 227,349

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 227,349

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TeachAIDS CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,234,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Page SUM 41,764,187

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13110 records found.