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)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,432,223

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,432,223

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Frontier Innovations Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 155,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,432,223

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13110 records found.