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)
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,608,598

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Literate Nation Us San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,608,598

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,610,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Page SUM 3,186,073

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13110 records found.