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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 245,277

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,135,175

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 209,185

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 245,277

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13110 records found.