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, 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)
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Grace Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Grace Science Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Grace Science Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
With Grace Foundation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.