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)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 699,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 699,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Selby Lane Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Equity Alliance of San Diego County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Latinas Contra Cancer CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 871,423

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Commission to Every Nation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 699,600

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13110 records found.