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 Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,275,722

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,275,722

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Go Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,640,075

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Page SUM 278,404

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13110 records found.