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)
Milton Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Promise N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,883,928

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,481,825

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Page SUM 4,367,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,481,825

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13110 records found.