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)
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,308,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul's School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,308,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 963,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,023,707

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13110 records found.