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)
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Page SUM 3,511,798

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 810,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,346,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Page SUM 1,964,330

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13110 records found.