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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
All Good Work Space Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vallarta Mission N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
GraceCity N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hawassa University N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
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
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
All Good Work Space Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vallarta Mission N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
GraceCity N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hawassa University N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
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
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Historic Cherry Hill NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Love Welcomes LLC TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mountain View Whisman School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
All Good Work Space Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vallarta Mission United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
GraceCity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hawassa University Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
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
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,668,150

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13280 records found.