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)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,600
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,696
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Humanities West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 5,686,596

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,600
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,696
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young America's Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Humanities West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 5,686,596

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,600
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,696
Gold Coast Chamber Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Humanities West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 5,686,596

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13280 records found.