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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Services Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,434,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
5280 High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,205,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 674,583

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,205,350

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13110 records found.