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, and corporate 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)
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dui Hua Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Echoing Green, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Empower Schools Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dui Hua Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Echoing Green, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Empower Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dui Hua Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Echoing Green, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Empower Schools Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.