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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 178,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 178,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seed Global Health Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fangcao Reading Circle CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,752,908

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 178,500

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13110 records found.