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)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 18,640

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 210
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Codman Academy Charter Public School MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women in Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 18,640

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13280 records found.