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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Interim Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
J David Gladstone Institutes San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,273,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Interim Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
J David Gladstone Institutes San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,273,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 24,700
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lesley University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medical University of South Carolina SC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 183,054

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Interim Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
J David Gladstone Institutes United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,273,450

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13280 records found.