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)
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Justification of Youth N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,418,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Justification of Youth N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,418,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 236,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 480,675

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13110 records found.