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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wateraid America, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wateraid America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wateraid America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,350,425

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13280 records found.