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)
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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13110 records found.