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)
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,843,270

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,843,270

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Association of State Correctional Administrators Inc ID Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 79,860
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Tax-Aid CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 213,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,843,270

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13280 records found.