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, and corporate 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)
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 416,449

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Further Arts Committee N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 416,449

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Atlanta Speech School Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
SJ Bike Party Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South Creek Church MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Build Care Inspire Corp VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StandUp for Kids CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Christian Brothers Institute of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Coalition on Homelessness CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Page SUM 1,547,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
I Have a Dream Foundation - NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
John F. Kennedy Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Live Now Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Merit America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Multicultural Institute United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Ability Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 824,049

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