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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shades LLC N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 41,008,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shades LLC N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 307,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 41,008,950

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13110 records found.