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, and corporate 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc N/A MO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Page SUM 1,359,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Page SUM 1,359,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 32,300,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,300
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 33,105,175

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Page SUM 1,359,550

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13280 records found.