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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
GiGi's Playhouse Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tsf Incorporated N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 2,791,383

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
GiGi's Playhouse Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tsf Incorporated N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 2,791,383

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smith Farm LTD DC Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SJ Bike Party Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Smithsonian Institute DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Skanner Foundation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 318,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Springfield Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Louis Science Center Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Soul of Nations Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Creek Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 201,650

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13280 records found.