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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -34,830

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -34,830

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Martin Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 668,132

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,378,438

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13110 records found.