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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
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 800
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Page SUM 2,105,545

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Page SUM 2,105,545

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 700
Night Ministry IL Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peoples Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 181,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Page SUM 2,105,545

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13280 records found.