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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Page SUM -19,588,434

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Page SUM -19,588,434

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,146,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,036,100

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13110 records found.