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)
Tivnu Building Justice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Free the Bid N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 364,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tivnu Building Justice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Free the Bid N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 364,940

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kenyon College OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park Police Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,222,884

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tivnu Building Justice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Free the Bid United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 364,940

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13280 records found.