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)
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 258,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 258,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach Plus Incorporated MA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
Page SUM 2,850,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 258,650

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13280 records found.