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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eagle Ranch Inc N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 981,045

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eagle Ranch Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 981,045

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NutritionFacts.org MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -24,770,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eagle Ranch Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 981,045

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13110 records found.