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)
First Civilizations Inc N/A MO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,561,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Civilizations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,561,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kindness Organization Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 52,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Eagles Oscar Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 215,575

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Civilizations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,561,050

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13280 records found.