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)
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Page SUM 537,555

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Page SUM 537,555

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Carey University MS Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Lynne Theater Company NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indian American Impact Project DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 711,371

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Page SUM 537,555

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13110 records found.