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)
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 74,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 74,665

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bucknell University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,406,273

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Amigo United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 74,665

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13110 records found.