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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,956,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 137,575

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 271,862

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,956,900

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13110 records found.