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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Operation ASHA NFP N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Page SUM 401,923

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Operation ASHA NFP N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Page SUM 401,923

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentors International UT International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 158,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Operation ASHA NFP United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The American Ireland Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Page SUM 401,923

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13110 records found.