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 descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Grace Network N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,415,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,296,507

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rich May Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 421,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 334,250

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