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)
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 541,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 541,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Transformation Church DE Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 764,005

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 541,200

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13110 records found.