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)
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Empower Schools Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grace Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,926,695

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Empower Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grace Science Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,926,695

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. CO Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Loyola University LA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 3,007,270

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Empower Schools Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grace Science Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,926,695

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13280 records found.