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)
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 620,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 620,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Health Works NY Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gold Coast Chamber Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,606,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 620,550

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13280 records found.