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, and corporate 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)
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Call NYC Co. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Population Connection N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Call NYC Co. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Call NYC Co. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 391,703

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13110 records found.