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, and corporate 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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PartnersGlobal N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LGS Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Page SUM 35,648,085

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Polytechnic State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LGS Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
L A Works Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Page SUM 35,648,085

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 221,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 215,190

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