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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tivnu Building Justice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Free the Bid N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 381,990

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 793,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Initiate Justice CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Key School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LGS Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Long Beach Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 758,060

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Health Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tivnu Building Justice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Free the Bid United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Impact United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 381,990

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13280 records found.