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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Lung Cancer Research Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
American Fund for Charities N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 83,996
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 871,830

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 747,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Families USA Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,195,170

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