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)
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 815,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 815,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 815,850

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13110 records found.