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)
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 11,824,663

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,643,020

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 11,824,663

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13110 records found.