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)
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 378,700

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13110 records found.