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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valle Monte League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 3,446,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valle Monte League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 3,446,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Voter Registration Project Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Grant A Wish Inc. IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 651,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valle Monte League United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 3,446,500

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13280 records found.