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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Page SUM 474,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Christianity Today International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Research Council of Italy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moraga Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Works, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 3,445,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Research Council of Italy Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Page SUM 474,400

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13110 records found.