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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 979,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,861,533

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 201,968

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gather Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 979,000

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13110 records found.