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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,025
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aneurysm Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
KCXU Incorporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,333,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Village of Wisdom Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Community Land Trust Network United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 640,950

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13280 records found.