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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Unravel Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,199,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Unravel Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,199,775

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Global Impact VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Henry Ford Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lumos Foundation USA Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,411,036

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
University of Hawaii Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Unravel United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,199,775

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13280 records found.