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)
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary N/A CO United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 992,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 978,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,830,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 852,400

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13110 records found.