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)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 800,592

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Treehouse N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 849,842

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bethlehem Inn OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 705,590

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 849,842

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13110 records found.