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 ascending Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 172,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 172,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute NE Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,475
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,340,165

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Center for Civic Design United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
American Refugee Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,793,680

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13110 records found.