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)
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A MI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Health Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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 79,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Health Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 215,395

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13280 records found.