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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A NC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 249,520

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
University of Maryland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 249,520

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riverside Community Care Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,556,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
University of Maryland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upsolve Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 249,520

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13280 records found.