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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 486,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 486,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harold Pump Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Page SUM 642,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
IGEM Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 752,177

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13110 records found.