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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Frankfort Elementary School N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Turneffe Atoll Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Wheaton College N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,735,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Frankfort Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Turneffe Atoll Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Wheaton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,735,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Public Schools Now CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 262,340

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
UnCommon Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Frankfort Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Turneffe Atoll Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Holy Names University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,735,900

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13280 records found.