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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Western Regional Advocacy Project San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 931,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Western Regional Advocacy Project San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 931,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
VoteRunLead NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc CO Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc. NJ Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medical University of South Carolina SC Education Donor Advised 2019 612,718
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 962,768

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Western Regional Advocacy Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 931,400

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13280 records found.