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)
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 607,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 607,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bethlehem Inn OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,746,423

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 607,500

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13110 records found.