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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types PA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Genetics Society of America Incorporated MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hearts for Homeless CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Further Arts Committee Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 258,049

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13280 records found.