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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington State University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 29,900
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LEAP Innovations N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,602,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Page SUM 361,724

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 196,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JA Worldwide Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 29,900
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LEAP Innovations United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,602,675

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13280 records found.