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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Page SUM 35,733,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Page SUM 35,733,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Martin Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 324,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Page SUM 35,733,900

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13110 records found.