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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Page SUM 2,188,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Page SUM 2,188,484

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maysville Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
iMentor United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Birchwood Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.