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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 23,438,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 23,438,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Weed Friends of the Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Mana NV Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Friendship Place DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 5,674,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Refugee Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 548,415

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13110 records found.