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)
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Who Is Carter Foundation Inc N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Home and Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association N/A Ireland Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,333,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Who Is Carter Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Home and Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,333,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian American Film Lab Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 151,675

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Who Is Carter Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Home and Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Ireland Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,333,450

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13280 records found.