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)
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 476,108

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 137,000

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Philadelphia Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 476,108

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13110 records found.