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)
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Joseph School N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,056,307

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Joseph School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,056,307

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 86,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 10,639,963

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13110 records found.