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)
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TeamBrownsville Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Juilliard School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 526
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,100
Page SUM 801,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TeamBrownsville Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 450
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Juilliard School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 526
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 19,100
Page SUM 801,576

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Page SUM 1,859,165

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TeamBrownsville Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Juilliard School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 526
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,100
Page SUM 801,576

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13280 records found.