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)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 798,976

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Water Missions International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 798,976

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,631,868

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
China Labor Watch Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 798,976

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13110 records found.