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)
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,931,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,931,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -15,349,130

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 531,698

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13110 records found.