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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Futures Without Violence San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 2,322,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy High School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Futures Without Violence San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 2,322,100

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,651,915
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Free Software Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,450
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,631,140

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Futures Without Violence United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Moving Forward Towards Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxford Day Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 2,322,100

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13280 records found.