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)
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 530,448

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Service Project N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 530,448

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Love City Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 881,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 530,448

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13110 records found.