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)
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gardens for Health International N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,360,638

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gardens for Health International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,360,638

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM -122,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gardens for Health International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,360,638

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13280 records found.