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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Page SUM 3,517,382

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Wilderness Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Page SUM 3,517,382

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian American Journalists Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Page SUM 3,517,382

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13280 records found.