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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,424,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,424,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami FL Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project 1 27 CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 910,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 476,580

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13110 records found.