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)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,103,608

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 296,708

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Supported Shelters OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Montessori Association CO Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,984,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 970,100

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13110 records found.