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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 623,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 623,725

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 505,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 623,725

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13110 records found.