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)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Antioch New England N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Antioch New England N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,599,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Antioch New England United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 231,025

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13110 records found.