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)
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 127,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 12,528,393

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Joseph Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Roots United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,679,835

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13110 records found.