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, and corporate 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)
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -91,959

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 200,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 337,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM -103,134

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13110 records found.