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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Page SUM 447,944

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
PORCH-Durham N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 6,132,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. TN Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Teresa's Academy MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Good Plus Foundation Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 27,690

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Page SUM 447,944

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13110 records found.