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)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,869,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,930,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,174,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 8,368,250

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13110 records found.