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)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,975,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,975,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Music Network Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 371,183

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,975,700

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13110 records found.