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)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 48,800
St Marys Home N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,500
Eagle Island Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Page SUM 677,012

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Convoy of Hope N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sports Challenge N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 205,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 84,840

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 48,800
St Marys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,500
Eagle Island Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Page SUM 677,012

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13280 records found.