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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School, Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harrington School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Louisville Urban League United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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13110 records found.