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)
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Garden Club of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 1,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wait List Zero N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Garden Club of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wait List Zero N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Bean Project CO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,650
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Calvary Baptist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Page SUM 733,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Garden Club of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Impact Melanoma Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 370,450

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13280 records found.