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)
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,610,970

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chicago Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,642,970

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 265,390

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,610,970

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13110 records found.