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 descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.