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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 728,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Page SUM 1,080,064

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 370,190

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 728,300

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13110 records found.