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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 837,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 837,375

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 486,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 837,375

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13110 records found.