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)
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Cape Town N/A South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hearts for Homeless San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 4,572,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Brave Maker San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canvas Church of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Climate Resolve N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Page SUM 356,152

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 814,750

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