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 Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gordon College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 156,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gordon College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 156,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsdale College MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IIT Gandhinagar Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters Education Fund DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Management Center DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 381,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gordon College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 156,950

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13280 records found.