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)
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mill City Grows Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 974,498

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 230,271

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 945,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mill City Grows Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 974,498

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13110 records found.