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)
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 529,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 529,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare 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
Cesar Chavez Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. NH Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 303,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 529,700

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13110 records found.