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 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 175,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 197,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Shipboard Education CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planetree Health Library CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 249,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,410,850

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13110 records found.