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)
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Tribune Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Page SUM 1,188,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Tribune Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education 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
Page SUM 1,188,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
EdBuild, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,200
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,214
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
FairVote MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools CO Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 4,405,492

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Tribune Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Enneagram Prison Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education 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
Page SUM 1,188,750

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13280 records found.