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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Childhaven N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 851,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edify N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Childhaven N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 851,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,383,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Childhaven United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Niles Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 851,750

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13110 records found.