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 descending Year Amount (USD)
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Heading Home, Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worldwatch Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
4word N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Heading Home, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worldwatch Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Martha's Table DC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Metro Squash NFP IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Building Museum DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peace First, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project H Design CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 355,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
4word United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Heading Home, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Historic Madison, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 131,553

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13280 records found.