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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Inian Island Institute Inc N/A AK United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Inian Island Institute Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susquehanna University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Association of University Women CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Page SUM -50,613

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Inian Island Institute Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.