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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Foundation California State University Chico N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 1,510,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Foundation California State University Chico N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 1,510,725

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UniversalGiving CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fund For Public Schools Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. MT Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 327,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Foundation California State University Chico United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Fondation de Luxembourg Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 1,510,725

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13280 records found.