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)
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 42,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 50,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Epic Transitions CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation HI Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jackson Laboratory CT Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 770,694

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,112,750

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13110 records found.