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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Valley Dream Center Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,409,511

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 82,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christian Church of Los Gatos United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Valley Dream Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,409,511

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13280 records found.