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)
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Groom Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc N/A KY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 681,817

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Groom Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 681,817

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Civic Leadership USA CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rye Presbyterian Church NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,379,696

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Meals USA, Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Groom Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Win Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 681,817

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13110 records found.