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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspen Art Museum N/A CO United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A NM United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Love City Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,282,576

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspen Art Museum N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
OCJ Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Love City Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,282,576

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 323,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Page SUM 25,180,800

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13110 records found.