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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,128,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,128,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Internews Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 467,096

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,128,050

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13110 records found.