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)
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
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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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
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Friends of the Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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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
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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13110 records found.