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)
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 407,961

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wait List Zero N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Ithaca College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
African Communities Together N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Alpine County Sheriff's Department N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 249,960

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aufhebung Foundation MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ameinu Our People, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 212,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Friendship Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 530
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 818,830

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13280 records found.