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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 618,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 618,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 666,703

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 618,100

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13110 records found.