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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 154,858

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 284,940

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 747,583

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13110 records found.