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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
JIMENA, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
JIMENA, Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hearts for Homeless CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association IN Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
JIMENA, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice Journey Experience United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 251,449

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13280 records found.