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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 750,000
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 4,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 7,500
St. Louis University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Students Matter San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 203,094
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Feeding San Diego N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Texas Inmate Families Association N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 120,000
The Equity Institute N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A International Organization Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2020 34,615
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Mono Lake Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 400
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A International Organization Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,639,359

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 750,000
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 4,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 7,500
St. Louis University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Students Matter San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 203,094
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Texas Inmate Families Association N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 120,000
The Equity Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 34,615
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Mono Lake Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 400
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,639,359

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Owens Valley Committee CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Five Keys Schools and Programs CA Education Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
The Studio Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 150,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 7,100
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2020 350
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Habitat for Humanity of California Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
International Ocean Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 6,388,600

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 750,000
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 4,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 7,500
St. Louis University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Students Matter United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 203,094
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Texas Inmate Families Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 120,000
The Equity Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Fondation de Luxembourg Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2020 34,615
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Mono Lake Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2020 400
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Thousand Currents United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,639,359

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14797 records found.