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)
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 545,397

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advaita Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,540,112

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JW House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 545,397

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13280 records found.