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)
The Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Congo Leadership Initiative N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Topos Institute Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 108,574
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 32,440
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Corporation of Haverford College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Curators of the University of Missouri Special Trust N/A MO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 249,832
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 32,300
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 2,593,846

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Congo Leadership Initiative N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Topos Institute Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 108,574
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 32,440
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Corporation of Haverford College N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Curators of the University of Missouri Special Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 249,832
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 32,300
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 2,593,846

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 7,700
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sunbeam Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 250
Taft School Corporation CT Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,600
The Forgotten International CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Chapter Two CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Chinese Bible Mission CA Other Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Watershed Center Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 6,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 75,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 180,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 703,950

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Congo Leadership Initiative United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Topos Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 108,574
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 32,440
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Corporation of Haverford College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Curators of the University of Missouri Special Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 249,832
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 32,300
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 2,593,846

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14797 records found.