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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 461,918

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 560,918

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 675,000

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