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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development 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 500,000
Grantmakers in Health N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,585,735

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. San Francisco International Development 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 500,000
Grantmakers in Health N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,585,735

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
MEET International, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Montana Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music Education Coalition Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 970,825

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. United States International Development 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 500,000
Grantmakers in Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,585,735

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13280 records found.