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)
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,166,520

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Page SUM 8,617,998

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
MyPath CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 379,001

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 33,596,756

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13110 records found.