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 descending Year Amount (USD)
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,824,328

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 468,834

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13110 records found.