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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Love City Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.