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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Watts Labor Community Action Committee N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 23,283,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Watts Labor Community Action Committee N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 23,283,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,029,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Watts Labor Community Action Committee United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope for Henry Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 23,283,450

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13280 records found.