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)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 232,451

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 232,451

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,791,967

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 232,451

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13110 records found.