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)
VoteRunLead N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Xavier College Preparatory High School N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
iSing Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,576,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Go-Ye Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 4,073,975

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Go-Ye Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 4,073,975

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