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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. NM Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 261,025

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