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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 726,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Unamesa Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 726,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,088,234

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Diocese of Central Florida Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 726,600

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13110 records found.