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 Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The OPS Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Eddy House N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wapiyapi N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The OPS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Eddy House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wapiyapi N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Frankfort Elementary School MI Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Global Witness Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Humanities West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The OPS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Eddy House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wapiyapi United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.