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)
Fremont Union High School District Adult School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 306,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Union High School District Adult School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 306,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans LA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Life Learning Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Union High School District Adult School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 306,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warner Avenue Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,285,250

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13280 records found.