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)
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 74,876

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 74,876

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Leading Change Network Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 639,450

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 459,046

Pages

13110 records found.