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 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
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion 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
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIESEC Italia Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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13110 records found.