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)
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ujiri Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 625
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Village Academies Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Hallmark Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 252,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ujiri Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 625
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Village Academies Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Hallmark Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 252,925

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Turneffe Atoll Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Girl Scouts of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Life Church VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 347,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upsolve Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 529,120

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13280 records found.