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)
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 648,114

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 648,114

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,089,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,631,000

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13110 records found.