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)
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Black Teacher Collaborative Incorporated N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 162,845

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Black Teacher Collaborative Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 162,845

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 160,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Black Teacher Collaborative Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 162,845

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13280 records found.