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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 738,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 656,657

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Link Media, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 139,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 8,317,400

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