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)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit Justice Center N/A MI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Access Fund N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,350
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the River Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,666,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Access Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nest School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,350
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the River Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,666,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Garfield Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good2Know Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Ashesi University Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Inc FL Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
La Luz Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 518,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Access Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,350
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,666,350

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13280 records found.