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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ameinu Our People, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
St. Raymond's School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Tribune Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Genetic Resources Action International N/A Spain Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association N/A AZ 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 100,000
Page SUM 994,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ameinu Our People, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
St. Raymond's School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Tribune Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Genetic Resources Action International N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 994,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Crowden Music Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,214
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wine Country Marines CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,678,048

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ameinu Our People, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Tribune Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Genetic Resources Action International Spain Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 994,300

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13280 records found.