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)
The Avalon Charter School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,200
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 968,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Avalon Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,200
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 968,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
AmericaShare USA Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 493,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Avalon Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,200
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 968,750

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13280 records found.