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)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 559,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,224,912

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,252,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Peter's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,224,912

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13110 records found.