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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,466
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vital Voices Global Partnership Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Govern For America Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,466
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vital Voices Global Partnership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Govern For America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Community Builders Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,466
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vital Voices Global Partnership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
Page SUM 1,417,216

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13280 records found.