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 descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,333,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Abortion Care Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,333,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM -15,323,130

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,333,875

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13110 records found.