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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.