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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Think Beyond Plastic Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Transition Projects Inc N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,843
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,457,593

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Future for Every Child Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
350 Silicon Valley Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 112,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Think Beyond Plastic Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Transition Projects Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,843
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,457,593

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