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)
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 734,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unamesa Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 734,075

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 734,075

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13110 records found.