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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Village Academies Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 541,808

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Video Volunteers N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
St Vincent de Paul Society Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Rescue US Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
Page SUM 3,354,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Stand for Children Leadership Center OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thrive Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Barr Center MN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
BlackFem Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 208,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Compassion International Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The King's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM -79,552

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