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)
University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Greater DC Diaper Bank N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
WACO Theater Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 6,326,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Greater DC Diaper Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
WACO Theater Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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