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)
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 184,324
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,618,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 184,324
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,618,324

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Health Works NY Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
EdBuild, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Page SUM 1,044,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 184,324
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,618,324

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13280 records found.