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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 651,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oligo Nation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 651,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 493,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Page SUM 1,342,206

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13110 records found.