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)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fair Fight Action Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atlanta Speech School Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Food Lifeline N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
The Garden Club of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 748,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mark Day School Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fair Fight Action Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atlanta Speech School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Food Lifeline N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
The Garden Club of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 748,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Corporate Partners NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pew Charitable Trusts DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tompkins Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,210,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mark Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fair Fight Action Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atlanta Speech School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Food Lifeline United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
The Garden Club of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 748,650

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13280 records found.