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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM -121,223

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sawtooth Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sarcoma Foundation of America Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 600,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GF Sustaining Operations Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 188,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM -121,223

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13280 records found.