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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,513,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,513,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 650,203

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,513,850

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13110 records found.