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)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Empower Schools Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bethlehem Inn N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Grace Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,200,379

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Empower Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Grace Science Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,200,379

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Grassroots Global Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rhode Island School of Design RI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 18,587,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Empower Schools Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bethlehem Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Grace Science Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,200,379

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13280 records found.