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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 194,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 194,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Loyola University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Moving Forward Towards Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 213,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 194,700

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13280 records found.