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)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 492,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 412,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 828,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,627,833

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