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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Blue Engine Inc NY Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 63,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
Social Finance, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,252,166

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.