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)
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CatchLight San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsdale College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CatchLight San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsdale College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Nest School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 400
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Western Regional Advocacy Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,296,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CatchLight United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsdale College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 303,578

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13280 records found.