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)
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A WI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,644,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 323,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,218,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,644,900

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13110 records found.