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)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A UT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 490,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 490,900

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13110 records found.