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)
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 143,354

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 798,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxford Day Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Prep for Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 791,300

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13110 records found.