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)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valle Monte League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,286,245

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valle Monte League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,286,245

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 350
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Wheelchair Basketball Association CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Odiyana Institute CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 767,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valle Monte League United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,286,245

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13280 records found.