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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 40,606,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,176,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,831,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,176,650

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13110 records found.