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)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Page SUM 283,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS FL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Woke Inc. VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 368,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Page SUM 283,950

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13280 records found.