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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 788,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 147,565

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. NJ Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,278,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Wings Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
African Library Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 788,070

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13280 records found.