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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Challenge Success N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 653,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Challenge Success N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 653,640

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 473,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Together Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 653,640

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13110 records found.