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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 136,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 197,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 155,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 136,600

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13110 records found.