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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wateraid America, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heros Cup Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 296,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 152,065

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Alfanar Inc US MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 700,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wateraid America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heros Cup Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 296,050

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13280 records found.