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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Overlake Service League N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 9,087,537

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 158,932

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 9,087,537

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13110 records found.