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)
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Health Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 751,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Health Works N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 751,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hayek Group NV Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JIMENA, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JW House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology CA Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learning Accelerator CA Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 2,252,792

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 751,750

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13280 records found.