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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
uAspire Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ed Asner Family Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Water Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WildEarth Guardians N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Houston's Future, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Zilker Theater Productions N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City of Ukiah N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Council on Science and Technology N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 285,000
Page SUM 1,328,781

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addis Ababa University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
uAspire Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ed Asner Family Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University College London N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Water Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WildEarth Guardians N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Houston's Future, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bowerasa A.C N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Zilker Theater Productions N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City of Ukiah N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Council on Science and Technology N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 285,000
Page SUM 1,328,781

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Special Ops SV Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spark SF Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Solar Richmond CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 1,642,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Mary's Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Matthew Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. James Infirmary United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 66,850

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13280 records found.