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)
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,268,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,268,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,841,235

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Clark University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,268,750

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13110 records found.