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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 954,292

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 954,292

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,829,120

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,821,100

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13110 records found.