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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youth Force NOLA N/A LA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
JIMENA, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bayshore Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Make-Believe Association N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 612,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 2,632,098

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Impact Melanoma Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
JIMENA, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Asian American Film Lab Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bayshore Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Make-Believe Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 307,850

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13280 records found.