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)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Horizons National Student Enrichment Program Inc. N/A CT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
I AM ALS N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Horizons National Student Enrichment Program Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
I AM ALS N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 542,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Horizons National Student Enrichment Program Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
I AM ALS United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 542,600

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13280 records found.