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)
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Hearts, Inc. N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montana State University Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 401,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Hearts, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montana State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 401,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
State Street Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 539,168

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Hearts, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montana State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 401,000

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13280 records found.