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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster America N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,925
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Fund for Guaranteed Income N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Food Partners N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 14,761
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Tomorrows Hope Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Grace Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 40,400
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Heart and Soul San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 70,000
Holy Cross Lutheran Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2020 119,666
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 1,497,952

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 22,700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 900,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 1,319,650

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Storytellers Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Women in Finance UT Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 152,500

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,925
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Fund for Guaranteed Income United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Food Partners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 14,761
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Tomorrows Hope Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Grace Science Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 40,400
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Heart and Soul United States Health Donor Advised 2020 70,000
Holy Cross Lutheran Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2020 119,666
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 1,497,952

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14797 records found.