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)
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,490,333

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,490,333

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,807,441

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