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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,538,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,538,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 39,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Infact MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alliance for Youth Achievement CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,135,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Waterford Institute Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,538,500

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13280 records found.