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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The OPS Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The OPS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The 19th News TX Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 330,000
FJC NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 6,050,651

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The OPS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 3,471,351

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13280 records found.