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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Colorado Montessori Association N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 2,452,653

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Colorado Montessori Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 2,452,653

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering for Justice Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,020,613

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Young Americans Center for Financial Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Colorado Montessori Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 2,452,653

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13110 records found.