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)
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 674,030

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 674,030

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 234,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 674,030

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13110 records found.