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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 455,579

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Service Project N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 455,579

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 805,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 455,579

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13110 records found.