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 descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Together for Choice N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 706,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Together for Choice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 706,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
WildEarth Guardians NM Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Keystone Progress Education Fund PA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 997,624

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Together for Choice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 706,800

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13280 records found.