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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Page SUM 5,914,438

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Page SUM 5,914,438

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Project Sunshine, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation NC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Afiya Center TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,153,388

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Page SUM 5,914,438

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13110 records found.