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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary N/A CO United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 977,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 977,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Diverse Chautauqua Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. FL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 242,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 42,750

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