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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,182,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,182,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Boldly Me CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardens Edge NM Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Blue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
StandUp for Kids GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
thesecondopinion CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 700,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,050,800

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13110 records found.