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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,876,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 550,207

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daniel Webster Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 512,582

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Page SUM 640,796

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