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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 247,530

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 247,530

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,154,635

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