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)
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -238,516

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,622,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -238,516

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13110 records found.