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)
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,267,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
St. Paul's School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,267,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Glenwood CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,277,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 760,950

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13110 records found.