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)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Wine Country Marines Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mending Wings N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Wine Country Marines Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mending Wings N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
March 13 Fund IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mission Economic Development Agency CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland School for the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Performing Arts Workshop Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Wine Country Marines United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lyceum Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mending Wings United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 288,259

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13280 records found.