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)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,651,915
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western Rivers Conservancy N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 11,152,364

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Entitlements How Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,651,915
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 11,152,364

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Let There Be Light International Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Live Now Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 37,500
Medshadow Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Grantmakers CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,219,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,651,915
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western Rivers Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 11,152,364

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13280 records found.