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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A HI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,720,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,720,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 132,435

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,720,700

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13110 records found.