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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Page SUM 1,224,488

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,581,080

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 254,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,289,318

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