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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
I Have a Dream Foundation - NY N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
John F. Kennedy Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 700,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
I Have a Dream Foundation - NY N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
John F. Kennedy Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 700,375

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Village Academies Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
iCivics MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,275
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 302,825

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
I Have a Dream Foundation - NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
John F. Kennedy Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 700,375

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13280 records found.