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)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
For the Wild Collective N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -17,494
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Girl Scouts of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
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
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
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
Page SUM 10,473,585

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
For the Wild Collective N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -17,494
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Girl Scouts of Hawaii N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Tompkins Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 10,473,585

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Inner-City Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 339,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
For the Wild Collective United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -17,494
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Girl Scouts of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Tompkins Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
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
Page SUM 10,473,585

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13280 records found.