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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 6,166,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Initiate Justice CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Key School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LGS Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Long Beach Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 899,260

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 6,166,350

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13280 records found.