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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prep for Prep N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Page SUM 10,391,192

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prep for Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Science from Scientists N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Page SUM 10,391,192

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,421,868

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prep for Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Costanoa Commons Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Page SUM 10,391,192

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13110 records found.