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 Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc N/A MO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,956,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,956,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,956,000

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13280 records found.