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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,719,795

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,719,795

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 976,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,719,795

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13110 records found.