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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 115,995
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Page SUM 2,340,465

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 115,995
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
My Possibilities N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Page SUM 2,340,465

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Big Green CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering for Justice Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 115,995
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Page SUM 2,340,465

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13110 records found.