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)
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 31,028
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
In4All N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,644,548

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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 10,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 604,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sightline Institute WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sightline Institute WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Page SUM 685,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 31,028
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
In4All United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,644,548

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13280 records found.