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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
18 Reasons San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 244,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 489,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,145,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safechild United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
China Labor Watch Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Philabundance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Page SUM 106,670

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