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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,582,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,582,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporate Accountability International MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 875,679

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 582,498

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13110 records found.