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)
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 388,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 388,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,162,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 388,950

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13110 records found.