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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Inmate Families Association N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,400
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Page SUM 2,219,220

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Inmate Families Association N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,400
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Page SUM 2,219,220

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Martin Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 104,575

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upsolve Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Inmate Families Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,400
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Page SUM 2,219,220

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13280 records found.