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)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 372,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 372,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,245,470

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