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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

Pages

13110 records found.