Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
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
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Page SUM 366,095

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Page SUM 366,095

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 210
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 112,960

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Page SUM 366,095

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13280 records found.