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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
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
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
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
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 525,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
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
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 525,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,462,368

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12587 records found.
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 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
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
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
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 525,300

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13110 records found.