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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Page SUM 1,101,274

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Page SUM 1,101,274

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lewis & Clark College OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 484,067

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