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 Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
First Liberty Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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