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)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Son of a Saint N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 287,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Son of a Saint N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 287,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Fashion Has Heart MI Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 727,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 287,450

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13110 records found.