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)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Force 11 N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,615,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
United Charitable N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Force 11 N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,615,700

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JW House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grace Science Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 935,847

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13280 records found.