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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 204,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Give US the Floor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 865,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 379,935

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