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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Sea Lion Inc N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western Rivers Conservancy N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Founders Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,626,805

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 -100
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 492,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,208,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Sea Lion Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western Rivers Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Founders Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,626,805

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13280 records found.