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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unamesa Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Page SUM 8,914,404

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 260,323

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13110 records found.