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)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 455,848
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,380
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation N/A MS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,432,478

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 455,848
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 133,380
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Voter Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,432,478

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JIMENA, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JW House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology CA Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learning Accelerator CA Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,129,242

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 455,848
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,380
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,432,478

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13280 records found.