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)
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A ND United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. N/A DC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,017,588

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,017,588

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 398,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PATH Drug Solutions United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,017,588

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13110 records found.