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)
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 398,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 398,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 205,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 398,700

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13280 records found.