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)
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 965,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 965,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Joseph Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,751,865

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,379,485

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13110 records found.