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)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 951,564

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 951,564

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,142,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 986,390

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13110 records found.