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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,637,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,637,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 33,471,254

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,250

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13110 records found.