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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gordon College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 156,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gordon College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 156,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Home and Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LearnUp Centers CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 360,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gordon College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 156,950

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13280 records found.