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)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,997,429

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,997,429

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,997,429

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13110 records found.