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)
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
Western Rivers Conservancy N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Page SUM 563,978

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Western Rivers Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Page SUM 563,978

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lawrence School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Page SUM 2,868,925

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Western Rivers Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Page SUM 563,978

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13280 records found.