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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Learning Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,709,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ultra Sports Science Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
George Mason University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grantmakers for Education N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,827,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ultra Sports Science Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
George Mason University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grantmakers for Education United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,827,050

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