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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
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
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Page SUM 156,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Clayton Valley Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco City Impact CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,389,179

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,119,950

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13110 records found.