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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 3,261,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peace Education Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 5,865,020

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 499,497

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Employment Opportunities United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 3,261,650

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13110 records found.