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)
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,416,451

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
New York Bully Crew N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,416,451

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FISH Food Bank OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
International Essential Tremor Foundation KS Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,579,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,416,451

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13110 records found.