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)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 227,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 183,625

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 287,696

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Cooperative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IGEM Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 2,319,500

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13110 records found.