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)
TrainingGrounds Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 329,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Corazon de Vida Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Economic Policy Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,854,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fisk University TN Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Amplio Network WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,406,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Corazon de Vida Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,854,050

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13280 records found.