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)
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 496,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 496,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,093,557

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 13,483,987

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13110 records found.