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 Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
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 1,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 875,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
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 1,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 875,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
W Haywood Burns Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated WI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Esalen Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,042,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
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 1,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 875,550

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13280 records found.