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)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 680,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 680,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gardens for Health International MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. ME Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Atherton Now CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heading Home, Inc. MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 297,585

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