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)
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,966,612

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Page SUM 5,966,412

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 307,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Page SUM 5,966,412

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13110 records found.