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)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,003,626

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,003,626

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National State Teachers of the Year Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 817,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New York Live Arts, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,607,283

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13110 records found.