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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Cares Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho N/A ID United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,025,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,025,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 50,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 148,500

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13110 records found.