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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Valley Dogs Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,529
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 533,429

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan Village N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Paul Catholic Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Saja Group Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,750
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Diego MANA N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Sal's Shoes N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,956,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 268,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Valley Dogs Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,529
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 533,429

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13280 records found.