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)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls in the Game NFP N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Unlock Tomorrow N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,113,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls in the Game NFP N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Unlock Tomorrow N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,113,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NACA- Inspired Schools Network NM Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 3,144,075

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls in the Game NFP United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Unlock Tomorrow United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,113,900

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13280 records found.