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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Page SUM 209,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Initiate Justice CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Center for Responsible Travel DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Key School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LGS Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Long Beach Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,207,160

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Page SUM 209,700

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13280 records found.