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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,792
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 66,392
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greater Milwaukee Committee for Community Development N/A WI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,086,184

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SCI Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Page SUM 3,245,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Siskiyou Opportunity Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 515,868

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,792
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 66,392
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greater Milwaukee Committee for Community Development United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,086,184

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13280 records found.