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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 610,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 588,716

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 11,240,935

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 610,400

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13110 records found.