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)
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
German School of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
VotingWorks San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project N/A CO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier Mission Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
IsraAID US Inc Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,834,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 253
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas A & M University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 360,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 7,305,556

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion Outreach of America LA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Didtechnology Inc GA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
TEDX, Inc. CO Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -17
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
First Baptist Church of Los Altos Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Urban League of Louisiana LA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,534,166

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Educational First Steps United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of New York City United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,111,808

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