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, and corporate 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Freshfarm Markets Inc N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 25,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Global Health Corps, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Turn 2 U Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 300
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hemingway Parents Auxiliary N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Homeless Garden Project Santa Cruz CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 944,815

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Freshfarm Markets Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 25,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Global Health Corps, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Turn 2 U Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 300
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hemingway Parents Auxiliary N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Homeless Garden Project Santa Cruz Human Services Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
University of Minnesota N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2020 399
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 18,650
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 300
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Higher Synthesis Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 55,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 5,312,349

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Freshfarm Markets Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 25,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Global Health Corps, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Turn 2 U Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 300
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hemingway Parents Auxiliary United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Upward Roots Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 944,815

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14797 records found.