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)
The Forgotten International San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ecosource Sustainable Initiatives N/A IN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,010
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 1,214
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,025
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 915,749

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Forgotten International San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ecosource Sustainable Initiatives N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,010
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,214
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,025
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 915,749

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FJC NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated WI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Womens Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Echo Litigation Center Inc DE International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Page SUM 212,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Forgotten International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ecosource Sustainable Initiatives United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,010
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,214
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,025
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 915,749

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13280 records found.