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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Emergency USA-Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and P N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 33,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 433,820
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food for the Hungry, Inc. N/A AZ United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Foundation for Tulsa Schools N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 828,270

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 294,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 213,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Samburu Project Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Emergency USA-Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and P United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 33,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 433,820
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food for the Hungry, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Foundation for Tulsa Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 828,270

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13280 records found.