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)
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calmer Choice N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 379,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artescape N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Big Table N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calmer Choice N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 379,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,123,735

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 401,472

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13110 records found.