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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Didtechnology Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,233,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 294,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 342,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 294,100

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13110 records found.