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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
City of Hurricane N/A UT United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
VotingWorks San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
City of Hurricane N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
VotingWorks San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Valley Dream Center Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wheaton College IL Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jewish Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
City of Hurricane United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Ulster England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
VotingWorks United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 476,100

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13280 records found.