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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Babson College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.