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 ascending
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A NM United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Healthy Children N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc GA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Council on Clean Transportation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
5280 High School CO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.