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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
uAspire Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Woodside Parents Nursery School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 824,858

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Woodside Parents Nursery School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 824,858

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heritage Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation Incorporated MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kentucky Public Radio Inc. KY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 400
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 235,184

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of New York City United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 824,858

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13280 records found.