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 descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fisk University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends of Explorer Post 58 N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools N/A CO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Village UCC San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Groton School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Jessup University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 876,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fisk University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends of Explorer Post 58 N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Village UCC San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Groton School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Jessup University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 876,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Love Welcomes LLC TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 198,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fisk University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends of Explorer Post 58 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Village UCC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Groton School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Jessup University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 876,250

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13280 records found.