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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 669,100

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 669,100

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure JM Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
VisionSpring NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eddy House NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,027,215

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 477,700

Pages

13110 records found.