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)
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 575,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 575,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Right to the City Alliance Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Aurora Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bishop Museum HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,642,205

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Keep Oakland Beautiful United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 575,750

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13280 records found.