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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Genetic Resources Action International N/A Spain Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wolfson College N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Historic Cherry Hill N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 747,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Genetic Resources Action International N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wolfson College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Historic Cherry Hill N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 747,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools CO Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Wine Country Marines CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Historic Madison, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 694
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kovno Communications Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 4,442,578

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Genetic Resources Action International Spain Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wolfson College England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Historic Cherry Hill United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 747,400

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13280 records found.