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)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,339,163

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Treehouse N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,339,163

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
LEAD Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,339,163

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13110 records found.