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)
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Esalen Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Flux Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alma Backyard Farms N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of NTU FNTU Santa Clara CA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban League of Louisiana N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,143,668

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Schizophrenia International Research Society Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science from Scientists Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Screenland 5K N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Scholar Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Scholars Hope Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,080
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 594,680

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for Neuro-Oncology TX Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Society for Scientific Exploration NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,834,500

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Esalen Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Flux Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alma Backyard Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of NTU FNTU United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban League of Louisiana United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,143,668

Pages

13280 records found.