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 descending Year Amount (USD)
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Liberty Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
China Labor Watch Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Liberty Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
China Labor Watch Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rocketship Redwood City United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.