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)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. N/A Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 705,112

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 705,112

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types PA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Genetics Society of America Incorporated MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 297,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 705,112

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13280 records found.