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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education N/A WA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington State University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 29,900
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Page SUM 361,724

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 851,625

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JA Worldwide Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 29,900
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 105,175

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13280 records found.