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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Culture Project International N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,771,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Culture Project International N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,771,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Lung Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Austin Krishnas Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Jewish Women's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Black Alliance for Just Immigration NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Amazon Conservation Team VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Korean American Community Services, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Leap Arts in Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 254,025

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Culture Project International United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Truckee River Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,771,500

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13280 records found.