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)
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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 7,500
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
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 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grantmakers for Education N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Page SUM 1,951,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western Rivers Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo 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 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Page SUM 558,980

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
MEET International, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Montana Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music Education Coalition Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 969,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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
George Mason University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grantmakers for Education United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Page SUM 1,951,150

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13280 records found.