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)
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 2,053,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 237,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 342,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 410,972

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