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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,524,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,524,240

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 451,955

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,524,240

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13110 records found.