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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corpus Christi Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 493,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -55,549

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13110 records found.