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 Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 363,207

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 363,207

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 791,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,422,600

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13110 records found.