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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Govern For America Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,614,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Govern For America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,614,360

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Lalafofofo CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 5,697,525

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,614,360

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13280 records found.