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)
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Village Health Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Health Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 466,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Village Health Works N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Weaving Earth N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Health Works N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 466,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Hispanic Federation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
HRJ Charities Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Immaculate Heart of Mary School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Los Rios Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
March for Our Lives Foundation FL Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc KY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,264,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 466,950

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13280 records found.