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)
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 415,438

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Women's Sports Foundation N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 317,938

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wayfinder Foundation MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EdBuild, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FFWD CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,523,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocketship Redwood City United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GreenWave Organization Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Women's Sports Foundation United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 914,938

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13110 records found.