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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo 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
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 203,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 209,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,733,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 397,210

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