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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 886,602

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Service Project N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 886,602

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Page SUM 40,293,517

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 886,602

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13110 records found.