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.

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Granteesort descending Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Upwardly Global San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 695,234

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Granteesort descending State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
La Raza Services Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Laboure Society MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 127,395

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