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)
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inner-City Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 1,022,134

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Minnesota N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inner-City Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 1,022,134

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Joyner Payne Youth Service Agency Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Moreau Catholic High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 5,400,594

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inner-City Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 1,022,134

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13280 records found.