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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Cape Town N/A South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hearts for Homeless San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 1,000
Page SUM 567,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Cape Town N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hearts for Homeless San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 567,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,466
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vital Voices Global Partnership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
Page SUM 1,416,416

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