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)
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A ID United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
WildEarth Guardians N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 773,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
WildEarth Guardians N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 314,140

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Channing House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 773,300

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13110 records found.