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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,389,560

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,389,560

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Arm of Care Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 3,380,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Scripted, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,389,560

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13280 records found.