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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Global Grassroots N/A NH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Grassroots N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,333
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Food Lifeline WA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fountain Valley School of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 745,333

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Environmental Health Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Global Grassroots United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
W Haywood Burns Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.