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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 225,596

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwatch Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dec My Room Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 923,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Joyful Heart Foundation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,516,207

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley House Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dec My Room Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 923,900

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13110 records found.