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)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 94,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 94,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation NC Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,154,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,915,950

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13110 records found.