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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,426,381

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chapman University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM -24,289,113

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 176,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM -24,289,113

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13110 records found.