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, and corporate 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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Justice Works N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A WV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A NM United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 445,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save Oswit Canyon Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save our Sons and Daughters N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 822,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Andhra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 31,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sidekick Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,229,237

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Eastbay Astronomical Society United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Justice Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 445,050

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13280 records found.