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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 656,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 656,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Harborlight Community Partners MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CCS Therapy Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,167,249

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 656,500

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13110 records found.