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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 138,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 482,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 1,140,690

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13110 records found.