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 descending Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 526,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 526,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 539,700

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