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, and corporate 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)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,766
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Army Emergency Relief N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
German School of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,766
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Army Emergency Relief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
German School of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Latino Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Leverage Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent Booster USA Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,766
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Army Emergency Relief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
German School of Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 764,156

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13280 records found.