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)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Humanist Association N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment 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 Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
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 25,000
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 766,541

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Humanist Association N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wait List Zero N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ithaca College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 766,541

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Keystone Progress Education Fund PA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Wonderfund, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,120,104

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 766,541

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13280 records found.