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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 90,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sarcoma Foundation of America Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,531,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 90,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sarcoma Foundation of America Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,531,725

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scholar Fund WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit League CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 17,500
The African American Art and Culture Complex CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 729,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 90,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sarcoma Foundation of America Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,531,725

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13280 records found.