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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 874,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 874,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Diverse Chautauqua Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sustainable Development CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. FL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 340,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 874,750

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13110 records found.