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 Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics N/A Sweden International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 752
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 330,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteer Referral Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Higher Education Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 4,052,456

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 752
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 330,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteer Referral Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Higher Education Policy N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 4,052,456

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 349,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics Sweden International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 752
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 330,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteer Referral Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Grace USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Higher Education Policy United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 4,052,456

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13280 records found.