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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 131,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 131,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 384,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 131,050

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13110 records found.