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)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A MI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation N/A OH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 345,095

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CDP North America Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
City of Hurricane UT Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Cultural Survival, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 439,027

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 345,095

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13280 records found.