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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 431,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 431,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Resurrection Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 24,162,525

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 431,200

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13110 records found.