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)
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New York Academy of Medicine N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 1,390,971

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 492,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 613,568

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New York Academy of Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 1,390,971

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13110 records found.