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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Outdoor Outreach N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 273,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Outdoor Outreach N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 273,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amigos for Christ GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union for Reform Judaism CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,737,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 273,400

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13110 records found.