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)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House Alaska N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House Alaska N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Population Connection N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House Alaska United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Page SUM 730,197

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13110 records found.