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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 323,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 323,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 107,935

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 494,576

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13110 records found.