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)
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 138,369

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 102,319

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 402,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,194

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13110 records found.