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)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A MI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Page SUM 213,795

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Health Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Page SUM 213,795

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tivnu Building Justice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Friends of Kids with Cancer Inc MO Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Heart Consciousness Church Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,012,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Health Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Page SUM 213,795

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13280 records found.