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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Grantmakers in Health N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 1,704,735

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Grantmakers in Health N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 1,704,735

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Faith in The Valley CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 22,547,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alliance for Youth Organizing United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Grantmakers in Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 1,704,735

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13280 records found.