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)
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Think of Us N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Translators Without Borders-Us Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Video Volunteers N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hi 5 Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 634,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Park City Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Think of Us N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Translators Without Borders-Us Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Video Volunteers N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hi 5 Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 634,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the River Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Alpine Club CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc AK Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 3,065,911

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Translators Without Borders-Us Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hi 5 Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 634,400

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13280 records found.