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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -233,716

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -233,716

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 116,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -233,716

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13110 records found.