Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Massachusetts N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Massachusetts N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Massachusetts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.