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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,905,383

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,905,383

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Third Way Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Diverse Chautauqua Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 319,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 2,178,500

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13110 records found.