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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Assist International, Inc. N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A MA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 861,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Assist International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 120,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Assist International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 861,150

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13110 records found.