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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Page SUM 4,812

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Page SUM 4,812

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 -43,885
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 -56,370
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -62,177
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 -80,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Great Public Schools Now CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Mercy High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
University of Delaware DE Education Corporate Advised 2019 -104,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Hopewell Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -200,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
Page SUM -1,926,432

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Page SUM 4,812

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13280 records found.