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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Dance Downtown La Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Roots Community Health Center Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 100,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dance Downtown La Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. NJ Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
French Heritage Society, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab LA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach Plus Incorporated MA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. MT Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,283,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dance Downtown La Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Roots Community Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 100,450

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13280 records found.