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)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 6,188,744

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 6,188,744

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inner-City Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kheyti Inc NJ International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Math Circles of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 264,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 6,188,744

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13280 records found.