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)
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
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
Page SUM 1,171,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 66,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 47,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,010
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 255,260

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. NJ Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,364,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tucson Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
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
Page SUM 1,171,400

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13280 records found.