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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 14,681,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.