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)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 297,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 297,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocketship Redwood City CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 785,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,139,550

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13110 records found.