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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A TN United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fenixia Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,333,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fenixia Foundation Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,333,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tau Beta Pi Association Inc TN Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
Educational Foundation of Orinda CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Family Bridges, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Colorado Foundation CO Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Univision Communications Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wateraid America, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 733,477

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fenixia Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,333,450

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13280 records found.