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 Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 199,962

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 185,462

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Horizon, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,396,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rogue Retreat United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Page SUM 306,528

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13110 records found.