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)
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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