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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 669,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Education Cities Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Page SUM 522,029

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