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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Cape Town N/A South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hearts for Homeless San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,584,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Cape Town N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hearts for Homeless San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,584,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veteran's PATH Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Initiate Justice CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Key School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LGS Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Long Beach Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 871,260

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Cape Town South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hearts for Homeless United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,584,250

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13280 records found.