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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
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
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
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
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,183,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,500,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 271,684

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
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
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
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
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,183,500

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13110 records found.