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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 746,132

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 766,132

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,867,821

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 766,132

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13110 records found.