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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 42,436,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 42,436,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Employer-School Council CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Resurrection Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 404,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,190,516

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13110 records found.