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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 14,681,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.