Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tucson Museum of Art AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
VoteRunLead NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc CO Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 786,420

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mark Childrens Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 260,350

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13280 records found.