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)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 360,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Marin Community Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 611,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 360,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Marin Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 611,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fisk University TN Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of Saturday Academy OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Mark Childrens Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Page SUM 154,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 360,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Marin Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 611,300

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13280 records found.