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)
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Quoria Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 209,926

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Quoria Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 209,926

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Georgia Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,365,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Peoples Programme England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,826,450

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13110 records found.