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)
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 9,054,621

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 673,025

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 673,025

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13110 records found.