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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wateraid America, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heros Cup Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 303,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, Inc. Sonoma Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 321,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Transition Projects Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 335
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Isbell Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 242,035

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