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)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 166,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 166,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for Kids CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 266,480

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,161,916

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13110 records found.