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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 891,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 891,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Embarcadero Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 210,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 891,200

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13110 records found.