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)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,243,137

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Bennington Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Chapman University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,243,137

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 277,265

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