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)
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,963,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
George Mason University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,963,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Orbis International Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Resonate Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 542,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
George Mason University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,963,500

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13280 records found.