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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Hands Together, Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Earth University Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Other Side of the Dunes N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 40,336,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 551,799

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,445,574

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Hands Together, Inc. United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Other Side of the Dunes United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 40,336,262

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13110 records found.