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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,291,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Drew School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,291,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 457,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 618,668

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13110 records found.