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)
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,300,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,300,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 416,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,300,800

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13110 records found.