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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 22,204,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 22,204,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Education Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 394,162

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Juma Ventures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 22,204,500

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13110 records found.