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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 26,626

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 26,626

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Wings Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Moyne College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,115,786

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 26,626

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13110 records found.