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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathfinder International N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Plantrician Project N/A CT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A VIC Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,285,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathfinder International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Plantrician Project N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,285,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,148,579

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 396,472

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13110 records found.