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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 893,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Madeira School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 893,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eddy House NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Equal Citizens Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 549,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 893,500

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13110 records found.