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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A NC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Maryland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Maryland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Upsolve Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.