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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,247,614

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 591,566

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -23,731,356

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,247,614

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13110 records found.