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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,235,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,235,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardens Edge NM Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Serve - NM, Inc. NM Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 340,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Casa Latina United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,855,850

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13110 records found.