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)
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.