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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 35,485,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 35,485,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 676,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 35,485,400

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13110 records found.