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)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,496,120

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,496,120

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Napa Valley Festival Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 95,500
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Next Door, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 900
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 726,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,496,120

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13280 records found.