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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 103,076
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 103,076
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 103,076
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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13280 records found.