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)
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,095,843

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,095,843

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Civic Design NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Jewish World Watch CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,562,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,095,843

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13110 records found.