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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Imkaan N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A VT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum N/A CO United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A NM United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,556,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Imkaan N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 2,778,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,557,050

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