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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
University at Albany Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
UMBC Foundation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Page SUM -116,213

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.