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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upsolve Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 11,750
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Haitian Education & Leadership Program N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 6,007,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upsolve Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 11,750
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Haitian Education & Leadership Program N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 6,007,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
B'nai B'rith DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute DC Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fisk University TN Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 673,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eisenhower Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upsolve Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 11,750
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Haitian Education & Leadership Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 6,007,050

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13280 records found.