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)
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,077,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,077,870

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medshadow Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Grantmakers CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 4,231,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,077,870

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13280 records found.