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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Ability Experience N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit Justice Center N/A MI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Access Fund N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,009,953

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United in Harmony N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Forever Costa Rica N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
University School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 858,990

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United in Harmony United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Forever Costa Rica Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
University School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homes for Our Troops Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 858,990

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