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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,068,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,068,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ayuda DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beautiful Day CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Confucius Church of Stockton CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Costanoan Indian Research Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,583,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,068,250

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13280 records found.