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)
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,338,110

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,338,110

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13110 records found.