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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Page SUM 352,557

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Page SUM 352,557

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. IN Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community College District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 564,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Page SUM 352,557

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13110 records found.