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)
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 160,882

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 160,882

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HFF Charitable Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,577,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 160,882

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13110 records found.