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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Western Regional Advocacy Project San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Page SUM 930,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Paso Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Three O'clock Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FISH Food Bank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Camp Mather San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,475,967

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Network Education Program DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 133,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Paso Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Three O'clock Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Camp Mather United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,475,967

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13280 records found.