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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tompkins Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 8,513,745

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 382,700

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 171,150

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tompkins Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 8,513,745

Pages

13280 records found.