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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Words & Warmth N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 636,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 36,869

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wayfinder Foundation MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 566,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 36,869

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13110 records found.