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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,355,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,355,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 400
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc HI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 100,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,355,900

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13110 records found.