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)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 695,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 695,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
iFoster Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R PR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,221,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 695,800

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13110 records found.