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)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 434,648

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Teresa's Academy MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 322,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 434,648

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13110 records found.