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)
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
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 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,134,534

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Western Ontario N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,134,534

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services Inc. PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Covenant House NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Far Away Destination Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,704,970

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Western Ontario Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,134,534

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13280 records found.