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)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Tompkins Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Youth Passageways N/A KS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Educational Pathways International N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 8,566,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Tompkins Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Youth Passageways N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Educational Pathways International N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 8,566,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Forgotten International CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,392,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Tompkins Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Educational Pathways International United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 8,566,700

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13280 records found.