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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 200,244

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 200,244

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 886,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 200,244

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13110 records found.