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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EducationCounsel LLC N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TrainingGrounds Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 54,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wateraid America, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,763,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EducationCounsel LLC N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TrainingGrounds Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Faith in The Valley N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 54,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University Health Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wateraid America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,763,925

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Weaving Earth CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
GreenWave Organization Corp CT Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Community Relations Council Minnesota & the Dakotas MN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leaders in Tech Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,493,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EducationCounsel LLC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TrainingGrounds Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 54,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University Health Network Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wateraid America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,763,925

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13280 records found.