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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Carry the Vision Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Carry the Vision Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,439,379

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 160,200

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13110 records found.