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)
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,623,655

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,623,655

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
IsraAID US Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Kovno Communications Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Learn Platform, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 853,239

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historic Madison, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,623,655

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13280 records found.