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)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 648,068

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 648,068

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Waipa Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Page SUM 441,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Peace Building Center Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 648,068

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13110 records found.