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)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 1,025,002

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Graines de Paix N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 1,025,002

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philabundance PA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 103,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 1,025,002

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13110 records found.