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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Minds Matter N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,405,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 328,295

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Minds Matter United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,405,800

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13280 records found.