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)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A MA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 854,588

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 85,300

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13110 records found.