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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Selby Lane School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Jewish Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.