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)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faith in The Valley N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,008,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Weaving Earth CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 622,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Waterford Institute Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,008,550

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13280 records found.