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)
The Garden Club of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ed Asner Family Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wait List Zero N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
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 10,000
Page SUM 408,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Diocese of San Bernardino Education & Welfare Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The Garden Club of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ed Asner Family Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wait List Zero N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 399,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 14,570

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ed Asner Family Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Indian Child Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 454,657

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13280 records found.