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)
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
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Page SUM 689,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Page SUM 689,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Amazon Conservation Team VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
BAYMEC Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 282,225

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Page SUM 689,800

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13280 records found.