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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Momentum Group United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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13110 records found.