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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 471,064

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 471,064

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ventura County Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,650,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Harvey Mudd College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Page SUM 2,975,703

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13110 records found.