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)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upaya Social Ventures N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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. N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,650,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upaya Social Ventures N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,650,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Fangcao Reading Circle CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Herban Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,439,090

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upaya Social Ventures United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,650,150

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13280 records found.