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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 421,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
12 Plus N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 421,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Safe Horizon, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
California Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 395,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 421,850

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13110 records found.