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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harvard Club of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,132,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harvard Club of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,132,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gold Coast Chamber Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
Tigger House Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woke Inc. VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,257,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Advocates for the West Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harvard Club of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,132,450

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13280 records found.