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)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 933,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 209,744

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 829,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 209,744

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13110 records found.