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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 546,867

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 546,867

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 694,071

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Page SUM 225,803

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13110 records found.