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

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,125,415

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hebrew Free Loan United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Page SUM 3,529,355

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13110 records found.