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)
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project 1 27 N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Lynch Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project 1 27 N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,287,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project 1 27 United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 251,284

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13110 records found.