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)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,305,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Code.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,305,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Scripps College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 262,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IGEM Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,305,400

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13110 records found.