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)
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 82,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 82,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,015,766

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 93,300

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13110 records found.