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)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
No Excuses Unlimited N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
SLZGSL Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,177,099

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 126,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 262,590

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
No Excuses Unlimited United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
SLZGSL Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,177,099

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13110 records found.