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, and corporate 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)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc OR Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Page SUM 1,344,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 579,100

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13110 records found.