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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 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
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 8,492,745

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 433,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 242,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tompkins Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 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
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 8,492,745

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13280 records found.