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)
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
For Kids Foundation N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fund For Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,187,984

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
For Kids Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fund For Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,187,984

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York Botanical Garden NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
NPower Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Collective NFP IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 514,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
For Kids Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fund For Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Western Ontario Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,187,984

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13280 records found.