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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 650,225

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13110 records found.