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)
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,408,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,408,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 508,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,408,800

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13110 records found.