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)
Texas Public Policy Foundation N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vallarta Mission N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
GraceCity N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 8,701,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Texas Public Policy Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vallarta Mission N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
GraceCity N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 8,701,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Together for Choice NV Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 431,250
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
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
Page SUM 758,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Texas Public Policy Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vallarta Mission United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
GraceCity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 8,701,400

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13280 records found.