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)
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Heading Home, Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worldwatch Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 203
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Heading Home, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worldwatch Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Martha's Table DC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Metro Squash NFP IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
National Building Museum DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Association of State Correctional Administrators Inc ID Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 79,860
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peace First, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 789,860

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Genetics Society of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Heading Home, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Historic Madison, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 105,153

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13280 records found.