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, and corporate 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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 255,558

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 255,558

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 123,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 255,558

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13110 records found.