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)
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
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services 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
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
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,208,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services 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
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
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,208,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
John Burton Advocates for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mending Wings WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research MD Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bayes Impact CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc ID Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,404,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services 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
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
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,208,000

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13280 records found.