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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Think Beyond Plastic Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Transition Projects Inc N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,843
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,457,593

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Future for Every Child Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
350 Silicon Valley Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 94,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
National Urban League Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 769,325

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