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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,074,808

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,074,808

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
First Liberty Institute TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Portland OR Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 15,502,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,074,808

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13280 records found.