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)
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Taalim Forum Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The AbleGamers Foundation Inc. N/A WV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,910,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,275
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Free-Dem Foundations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 121,475

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,275
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Free-Dem Foundations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
FuelEd Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 121,475

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