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, and corporate 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)
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 474,374
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jolt Initiative N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Latinos for Education Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lumind IDSC Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 1,439,128

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 474,374
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jolt Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Latinos for Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lumind IDSC Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 1,439,128

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Paralyzed Veterans of America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,078,000

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