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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
California Reinvestment Coalition CA Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
CURATUS CA Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Page SUM 1,197,376

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.