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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 563,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 563,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Page SUM 1,052,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maloto Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
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
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,221,397

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13110 records found.