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)
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,371,147

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Keep Memory Alive N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,371,147

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,055,135

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 797,640

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13110 records found.