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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 871,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 871,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Lide Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Page SUM 413,120

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Page SUM 7,980,379

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13110 records found.