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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 449,183

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 449,183

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,793,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 449,183

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13110 records found.