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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank for New York City N/A NY United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2020 1,500
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2020 33,350
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation Inc N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Ventana Wildlife Society N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Global Policy Leadership Academy N/A CA United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 20,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 684,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank for New York City N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2020 1,500
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 33,350
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Ventana Wildlife Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Global Policy Leadership Academy N/A Unknown Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2020 20,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Wilderness Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Honey Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 684,550

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
We the Protesters Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15,775
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Working America Education Fund DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Kids Off the Block Inc. IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2020 510
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Live Like Geno Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 314,585

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank for New York City United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2020 1,500
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2020 33,350
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Ventana Wildlife Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Global Policy Leadership Academy United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 20,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 684,550

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14797 records found.