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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wapiyapi N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,471,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 107,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,007,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wapiyapi United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,471,250

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13280 records found.