Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 descending Year Amount (USD)
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 372,900
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Page SUM 694,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Page SUM 694,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kyrgyz-Ate Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Page SUM 694,525

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13280 records found.