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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,150,007

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,150,007

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 404,960

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,150,007

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13110 records found.