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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 337,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 337,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Antioch New England MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 227,040

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family and Children Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 337,850

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13110 records found.