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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The King's Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 200,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The King's Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 200,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upsolve Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rett Syndrome Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Juilliard School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The King's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 200,800

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13280 records found.