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)
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 288,840

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 340,037

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 155,350

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13110 records found.