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 Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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
Youth Passageways N/A KS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Korea University Foundation N/A South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Makoto Taiko N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 7,787,244

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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
Youth Passageways N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Korea University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Makoto Taiko N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 7,787,244

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charlie Cart Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Page SUM 387,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Korea University Foundation South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Makoto Taiko United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 7,787,244

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13280 records found.