Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Cape Town N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hearts for Homeless San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 4,572,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Cape Town South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hearts for Homeless United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 4,572,100

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13280 records found.