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)
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A NC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
St Vincent de Paul Society Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 450,670

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Maryland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
St Vincent de Paul Society Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 450,670

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homes for Our Troops Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Codman Academy Charter Public School MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
KCXU Incorporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 95,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Maryland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upsolve Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 450,670

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13280 records found.