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, and corporate 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)
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa N/A IA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Friends of Turneffe Atoll Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Water Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc IN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JW House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 409,297

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13280 records found.