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)
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 606,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heriot-Watt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 606,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,266,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heriot-Watt University Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maui Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 606,350

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13110 records found.