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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.