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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 583,539

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 583,539

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilcox Health Foundation HI Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Unamesa Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,698,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 583,539

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13110 records found.