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)
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 166,249

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Catherine of Siena School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Centers for Spiritual Living CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM -20,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 166,249

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13280 records found.