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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
All Good Work Space Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 694,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
All Good Work Space Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 694,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Visionary Home Builders of California Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,759,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
All Good Work Space Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 694,550

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13280 records found.