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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Challenge Success N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 545,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 660,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 887,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 545,200

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13110 records found.