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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
War Child UK N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 873,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
War Child UK N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 873,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Texas Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VotingWorks CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Grassroots Global Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 3,200,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
EDGE Youth Leadership United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
War Child UK England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 873,750

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13280 records found.