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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.