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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
VotingWorks San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project N/A CO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier Mission Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
IsraAID US Inc Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,979,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
VotingWorks San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier Mission Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
IsraAID US Inc Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,979,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Healthy Young Attitude CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 120,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 845,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
VotingWorks United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
IsraAID US Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,979,450

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13280 records found.