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)
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 155,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 830,385

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 162,030

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 155,550

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13110 records found.