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 Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Hope Program Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,536,018

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Bristol N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Hope Program Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,536,018

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Inn Between of Longmont Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph School NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 309,868

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Bristol England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Hope Program Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,536,018

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13110 records found.