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)
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Wine Country Marines Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,148
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Wine Country Marines Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,148
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Wine Country Marines United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,148
Page SUM 1,418,482

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13280 records found.