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)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 698,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 698,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 81,410

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,421,350

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13110 records found.