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)
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,597,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Economic Policy Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,597,965

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Registration Project Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grantmakers in Health DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Martha's Table DC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Metro Squash NFP IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 558,958

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,597,965

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13280 records found.