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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,041
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 38,100
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 268,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 237,330

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,041
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 38,100
Greater Flint Hockey Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Heartspring Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 184,390

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13280 records found.