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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 229,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 229,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc IN Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Flying Kites, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NextFlex CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,545,677

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
RIKEN Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Medical Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 888,500

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13110 records found.