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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Donner Summit Avalanche Dogs N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,008,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Donner Summit Avalanche Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faith in The Valley N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,008,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dash Sports Education CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Translators Without Borders-Us Inc CT Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 39,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc NV Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,294,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Donner Summit Avalanche Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,008,300

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13280 records found.