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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Tierra Pacifica Charter School Santa Cruz CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Groton School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 29,500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 400
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Ignite Worldwide N/A WA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Jewel Theatre Company Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Jos� Vald�s Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Page SUM 2,260,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 7,000
TurnOut Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Topos Institute Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 108,574
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 7,100
Topos Institute Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 144,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Transparent Collective Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Top Flight Parent Club Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 586,924

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Young Storytellers Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 122,950

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Tierra Pacifica Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Groton School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 29,500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 400
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Ignite Worldwide United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Jewel Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Jos� Vald�s Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Page SUM 2,260,800

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14797 records found.