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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 927,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 927,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 617,270

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 927,600

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13110 records found.