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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Wilderness Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
First Liberty Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,449,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
First Liberty Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,449,850

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13280 records found.