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)
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Vedanta Vision, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heart Consciousness Church Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Page SUM 1,315,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Vedanta Vision, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heart Consciousness Church Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Page SUM 1,315,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ESP Education and Leadership Institute Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heritage Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,291,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Vedanta Vision, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heart Consciousness Church Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Page SUM 1,315,750

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13280 records found.