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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Gamaliel of California N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Council on Science and Technology N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 285,000
Summit High School Friends of Music N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Texas A & M University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 473,580
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 600
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,972,630

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CatchLight San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 -56,370
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,860,930

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christ Community Church of Milpitas CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Health Works NY Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 325
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Everest Public High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 306,000
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Page SUM 1,096,409

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CatchLight United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 -56,370
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,860,930

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13280 records found.