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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Forest Hill Church N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 695,417

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement USA N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Forest Hill Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 695,417

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Page SUM 35,270,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 527,700

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13110 records found.