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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Medical Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Workshop Houston United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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13110 records found.